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since 2007. but main street is still hurting. unemployment rising. the economy? it's shrinking. gdp contracting last year for the first time in four years and consumer confidence tanking as that payroll tax hike cuts into workers' paychecks. add it all up, is it time to strike calls for more tax hikes? down. i'm brenda buttner, this is "bulls & bears." we've got gary smith, tobin smith, jonas max ferris, and john layfield and susan fox. the white house and democratic leaders still pushing tax hikes. should they be? >> absolutely not, brenda. what i don't understand is how you can propose tax hikes without looking at what the scholars say, the studies say. look, if there was studies out there says raising taxes, great for the economy, i'd get behind it. but you know what, brenda? every single scholarly study for the past 15 years has said one thing: higher taxes, negatively impact growth. it's funny, forget all that, though. if you just look anecdotally, when the left wants to inhibit behavior, whether it's energy consumption or cigarette smoking or any one of the other things they
. often they do that in the shadow economy, a place where employers may offer them less than the minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. when that happens, it's not as bad for them, it's bad for the entire economy, because all the businesses that are trying to do the right thing that are hiring people legally, paying a decent wage, following the rules, they are the ones to suffer. they have got to compete against companies that are breaking the rules. the wages and working conditions of american workers are threatened as well. if we are truly committed to strengthening our middle-class and providing more ladders of opportunity to those who are willing to work hard to make it into the middle class, we've got to fix the system. we have to make sure that every business and every worker in america is pulling by the same set of rules. we have to bring in the shadow economy into the light so that everybody is held accountable. the businesses and the immigrants getting on the right side of the law. common-sense. that's why we need comprehensive immigration reform. host: presi
numbers announced yesterday. the economy added 150,000 new jobs, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9%, which is what we have there on our map this was also the lead story in this morning's new york times -- on our map. this was also the lead story in this morning's new york times. patrick, explain how that works, more jobs added, but the unemployment rate goes up. guest: the economy needs to add up -- needs to create enough jobs to make up for people coming into the labour market. this month, we fell slightly short of getting there. it is worth noting, the unemployment rate has a margin for error of 0.2%. when it picks up a 0.1%, we say, it is essentially unchanged. there is a wiggle room for measurements. it is right around par. host: when these numbers come out, the numbers come out, and there is an explanation that they can be adjusted in a month or so down the road trips -- road. guest: tell us about -- as more data comes in, debris-estimate how many jobs came in, and for december, they went from 155,000 jobs to 196,000 jobs. and in november, job growth was showing 146,000 jobs
's economy. david cay johnston on today's troubling gdp report. >>> bobby jindal breaks his own rule. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. >> find out how the poor in his state are about to start suffering on friday. >>> and brand-new polling proves again that we're living in a center-left country. tonight i'll tell you why it's up to one person to keep it that way. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. an emotional scene on capitol hill today. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords returned to congress for a senate hearing on gun violence. two years ago, giffords was shot in the head during a shooting spree that killed six people in tucson, arizona. the 71 words gifford spoke today did not come easy for her. but her message is one every american needs to hear. >> thank you for inviting me. here today. this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do somethin
: meanwhile breaking news on the economy. it's the worst it's been in more than three years. but democrats aren't blaming the tax hikes they just pushed through. no. something else. >> our economy is facing a major headline which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. >>steve: darned republicans. democrats' plan? print more money. brian. >>brian: make way for the future site of the obama library. but first we need to get ronald reagan's childhood home out of the way. break out the bulldozer. "fox & friends" starts tphoufplt >>gretchen: good morning. usually when we come in in the morning, we all have our own ways of preparing for the show. unfortunately i have to spend a little bit more time in hair and makeup. and during that time is when i start looking at the news papers, the hard-core ones, not on my ipad. i have to say i was a little shocked at the front cover of the new york post this morning when it hit my lap. that one right there. dan marino, we all know over at cbs sports, hall of fame quarterback with the miami dolphins, probably the best quarterback to not win
. everything we do. there is nothing else that impact our economy so directly as energy. whether it is individuals that are struggling to fill up their gas tanks, pay their electric bills, whether it is business leaders making decisions on investments based on the cost of power server farms or smelters, we recognize lower cost is better and that's what everybody is seeking. there are those who would have you believe that the best way to reduce energy's direct cost is simply to raise the direct cost so that we discourage energy use. my friends, this is a self- defeating policy. lowering the direct cost of energy is key to helping the u.s. economy recover and prosper. absolutely keep. next is clean. as we attempt to minimize indirect costs by driving up these prices, i would suggest this is a policy that is doomed to economic and practical failure. instead, we have to be aware of the impacts of every type of energy and make rational, informed decisions on what is acceptable, what needs to be mitigated, how do we do just that? our challenge here is to reduce the cost of cleaner sour
. with massive federal budget cuts looming, the local economy has no choice but to ajetion. >> but to adjust. >> sequestration, federal cutbacks, just the threat of that has slowed our economy. >> reporter: that's the big picture. the little picture hits you right in the paycheck leaving local economy watcher dr. steven fuller of george mason crunching the numbers for your bank account. >> we're down about 8,000 jobs from the peak which was in mid- 2010. average salaries in the washington area went down first time. >> reporter: long considered one of the best economies in the country, the washington area is still -- [indiscernible] -- but it's at risk of losing its edge. the transition could change the region's spending habits. >> we won't be able to support so many white table restaurants or won't be able to support as high end a housing market if this continues for many years. we're going through a major change in the economy. >> reporter: even if congress stops the budget cuts, the local economy could be in for a rougher ride this year since we're taking home less money. you can blame the
a new set of challenges after the commerce department reported yesterday that the nation's economy shrank for the first time since the great recession. >> how did that happen? >> well, government data shows the gross domestic product contracted at a .1% rate in the fourth quarter of 2012. it was the first decline since 2009. it put the white house on the defensive after months of touting steady job growth. >> there's more work to do, and our economy is facing a major headwind which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. talk about letting the sequester kick in, as though that were an acceptable thing belies where republicans were on this issue not that long ago, and it makes clear, again, that this is political brinksmanship of the kind that results in one primary victim, and that's american taxpayers, the american middle class. >> okay. what do you think is going on there, joe? >> i think what's going on is that we have spent more money as a government over the past four years than we have in the history of the republic. added $6 trillion in debt. and we have just
. >>> in his weekly address, president obama gave an upbeat outlook for the economy this year. >> we are poised to grow in 2013. the real signs of progress, home prices are starting to climb again. sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. businesses created $2.2 million jobs last year. we just learned our economy created more jobs over the past few months than originally thought. >> joining me is elijah cummings. sir, nice to see you. thanks for joining me. it was a mixed bag for the economy. the gdp detracted but there were good numbers in the report. listening to the president, he sounded optimistic. how do you see the economy? >> i see the economy as being fragile. but definitely moving in the right direction. alex, it's why we have to be so careful with regard to what we do in congress. a lot of the problems that could come about with regard to gdp is a result of the public and business feeling a certain level of uncertainty. we have to make -- we have to do what we are supposed to do in congress, come to reasonable decisions. we have to have some cuts. those cuts have
's lives. that means we want to advance pro-growth reforms good for the economy. there are immigration things that are good for the economy. >> immigration was the first policy he talked about when he talked about pro-growth reforms. some workers, who are typically recovering, the best way to help them is with better training, better generous income tax credit, that is easier to provide in a growing economy with younger workers than in a sluggish one with budget deficits. immigration is not what hurts them, and it is not standing in the way of aiding them. in 2007, the congressional budget office found that legalizing undocumented immigrants would increase revenue by $48 billion, while costing only $3 billion increased public services. and that is before you get into the broader economic benefits. there are very few free lunches in public policy. usually it is a realm of hard choices, but taking advantage of our unique position as the country with the world's best and brightest, desperately a way to go? that is surely correct. "the ed show" is up next. >>> good evening, americans, and
somethings looking for a better life, better economy. promises made during the revolution. it never came through. the violence has decreased. nothing what we saw over the weekend. but you have people here defying the president's declaration of a curfew and emergency rule where we are in port said. the curfew is technically supposed to go in place in a few hours. but people have told the president, we know there is a curfew. we are protesting anyway. clearly defying him. >> who is in control on the streets? when you look at the pictures you say there is good news that the violence isn't what it was. is there a sense they will continue between the government and protesters that's playing out? lost the signal. we're going to try to get back to him as soon as we can. the turmoil in egypt. real concern for hillary clinton. she talked to cnn about those challenges and what she thinks egypt's struggling new government needs to do. >> it's difficult going from a closed regime and essentially one man rule to a democracy that's trying to be born and learn to walk. there are clear lessons. you have
unemployment at 14.4%. in the words of ed koch, how'm i doing? how's our economy doing right now? >> well, it could be doing a lot better but it's not falling apart. i discount that fourth quarter gdp number. we're expanding but not as much as we like. >> jared, you are not feeling well but here and most important. thank you so much for making it here today because it's jobs report friday and a holiday for you. >> well, i'm feeling better just talking about the jobs day. >> there you go. >> makes my blood race. >> turn that frown upside down. >> two numbers jumped out at me. health care jobs up 23,000. retail jobs up 33,000. are we hiring more people in the retail sector because people are starting to send money and need more people to help them spend that money? we starting to see more people in the health care sector? people aren't afraid of obama care or numbers low or what do you think? >> well, health care is kind of -- it did well -- i don't believe there was a month even in the great recession when we were losing 700,000 jobs a month and health care did not add jobs. the job increa
the end. that's for sure. >> oh, yeah. >> john berman, many thanks to you. >>> let's turn to the economy and new and encouraging signs this rng mmorning, more evidenc jobs market is recovering, albeit agonizingly slowly. 157,000 jobs were added last month and later this hour, wall street begins the day a little giddy. the dow celebrating its best january gains since 1994, and it all comes on the heels of president obama disbanding his jobs council, a group of business leaders who advised him on the economy. republicans were quick to seize on the news, scoffing at the white house's handling of the council and the economy overall. >> if the white house spent nearly as much time trying to actually fix the economy as it did claiming it was fixed and then finding excuses and sca scape goats when its premature announcements were false i suspected the economy would be better than it is doing here today. >> christine romans, is he right? the unemployment rate is still what, 7.9% now. >> yes, 7.9%, 157,000 jobs created in january. that's modest hiring. that is an economy that is healing still slo
. >> the state of the economy measures to we need see. >>> are you through raising tax rates? >> i don't think the issue right now is raising rates. the question is if we are serious about reducing our deficit can we stop waste in govment, can we conform healthcare programs in particular. we spend a lot more on healthcare than every other country does and we don't get better outcome. there are things we can do to reduce healthcare costs. >> and can we post loophole deductions lawyers take advantage of so they paoloer rates than bus driver or cop? if you combine those together you cannot only reduce the deficit but continue to invest in things like education and research and development that are going to help us grow. >> just a few hours from now president obama will continue his push for gun control. the heated topic on sunday talk shows. kelly wright is life in washington can more. >> president obama will travel to minneapolis the city that is making steps to curb gun violence. he will talk about the issue that can be taken on the federal level to reduce gun violence. it shows deep de visions
spending cuts that could hurt the economy, if they kick in if scheduled march 1. the president is proposing a smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. it will stay that way as long as there aren't anymore self- inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1, and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1. >> the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to come up with this budget instead of making cuts now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> the president continues to push an approach that includes more tax revenue along with
support this plan say reform is good for elections and the economy. >> reform is critical to the nation's economy. the reality is that even in a very tight economy, there are all types of industries in our country which have used the work of immigrants every day to achieve the economic goals of those industries. >> the vast majority of americans believe that we need to have a legal immigration system that works an we have no is not a 21st century legal immigration system. >> reporter: the house is working on its own version of immigration reform. however, many democratic leaders say they're not quite as far along as the senate and of course they have their own critics, many of them republican members of the house who are concerned about money and whether or not the money will go towards securing our boarders. we'll have much more -- our borders. we'll have much more coming up in the half-hour. >> thanks, delia, live on capitol hill this morning. >>> in the last year border patrol agents have been dealing with more people trying to come to the country illegal. in 2012 agents made more th
to economies of scale. retirement income options would be current and former employees that have little incentive to do so. our defined contribution system is not perfect, but there's other things to make it substantively better. in conclusion we can increase coverage by creating a low-cost mechanism for small employers can benefit from the east of payroll deduction to fund a retirement savings account. we can encourage employers and ways for higher employer contribution rates. third, we can limit plant them for three can encourage the adoption of annuity options. thank you. >> thank you, dr. madrian. ask around the five-minute questions. i want you to know we are looking at the leakage problem and something i've become more aware of and hopefully this committee will be looking at the shortly. let me ask you -- share this retirement plan, a key open issue is that the contribution rate should be. those who have been working on developing this plan have thought about it not for social security between employer to give you contribution was some low threshold employer match and allowing an
enforcement in the 1970's, the men and women in the academy and then when they are out of the economy, the men and women are retrained on a monthly basis. they go to training. they go to the gun range. they are marksman. we have men and women that never pulled a service revolver. there has to be -- we do have gun-control in california. i do believe it does help, it really does help. i commend our senators and our president. newtown is a tragedy, a travesty. i have a granddaughter and there are young children who are our relatives. it does not make a difference. it could be young or old. we had a gentleman -- or rather a murderer from orange county, riverside county rather, the law enforcement gathered together. they were very emboldened and the economy in san diego. it tooks swap teams probably seven hours to get this man out. he had broken into a house and stole 30 guns, besides being a wanted murder. they did get him. i am proud of our men and women here in california. host: one more question. if the congress could do one thing, what would you like to see them do? caller: i would like to see
. two wars come to an economy in, traditional alliances fraying, are diplomatic standing damaged, and around the world people questioning america's commitments to core values and their ability to maintain our global leadership. that was my inbox on day one as your secretary of state. today conclave the world remains a dangerous and complicated place and of course we still face many difficult challenges. but a lot has changed in the last four years. under president obama's leadership we have ended the war in iraq, begun a transition in afghanistan and brought osama bin laden to justice. we have also revitalized american diplomacy and strengthen our alliances. and while our economic recovery is not yet complete, we are heading in the right direction. in short, america today is stronger at home and more respected in the world. and our global leadership is on firmer footing than many predicted. to understand what we have been trying to do these last four years, it's helpful to start with some history. last year i was honored to deliver the forest all lecture at the naval academy name
of the economy. >>> after that, of course, the super bowl wasn't just one of the on biggest sporting events of the year, it was one of the biggest days of the year for madison avenue. we'll take a look at which ads were touchdowns and were ads were fumbles. >> mariana rajoy meets angela merkel. >>> plus, upcoming elections that sylvia berlusconi has called his last great electoral and political battle. >>> the power to split up uk banks if they fail to -- activity. george osborne is expected to give the bank of england the responsibility to make sure banks are involved in these activities. you have to love the extended analogy. watch the george osborne speech live here at 10:30 local for those of you here with us in the uk. in the meantime, there are more charges at the top over at barclay's. last night, the bank's financial chief and financial chief announced their leaving. tomorrow, barclay's ceo anthony jenkins will face questions in parliament over banking standards and next week he will present his long awaited plans for transforming the bank. >>> and a number of stories about rbs also
number. we're warning, does it necessarily mean that the market has been wrong about the economy? or was it the one off and was it, you know, some special factors that caused that shrinkage and does it get revised back up and subsequent reports? i've heard a lot of places. this is the best negative gdp report. >> well, if you're going to have to pick a negative one, this would be it. >> but there was a lot of good stuff. >> it doesn't startle the market at all when it came out. >> i don't know whether they're whistling past the grape yard -- the mark was over a contraction, but not negative. >> they were looking for growth of 1%. >> so it was expected to be -- to go down. no one thought it would be negative. but if you're looking for 1% and you minus a tenth -- >> it's off by one. >> you think it's going to hit the unemployment rate? there's a big debate. >> i have no idea. >> i it probably won't this time around -- >> plus one or zero is not a big difference. the reality is you need 3% gdp growth. >> that's assuming that he needs an introduction. >> you're right, he doesn't. thi
of the economy and financial crisis, that is what we are asking about you this morning, if the financial crisis has delayed those plants for you. give us a call. robert, clinton, md., you are on, sir. caller: 401k, in the early part of november my three kids were named the beneficiaries. we did all the paperwork. here it is, since february 4, and i have not got the money yet. the company that has the 401k, first of all, you cannot find them. i work in the credit union. they would not give you any information about the company that had the 401k. here it is, the fourth, and they still have not got the money. you have got to wait a long time to get your money. host: tell us a little bit about your plans, because of the limbo you are in. what does that mean for you? caller how it means i have to be very careful about four hope -- 401k. if something happened to me, i would release the money to my kids or something like that. if they needed it right away, they could get it, but they still have not received the money. i still do not know how these things work. because of the interest, i do not know. t
you think. >>> there was encouraging news on the economy and the stock market just going crazy, right? but income inequality, my friends, is very real. it plagues this country. and senator bernie sanders will join me to talk about it and how to remedy this whole thing. stay with us. we'll be right back. ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. i'm here with daphne oz, a model of healthy habits. so daphene, do you eat activia. i do it's always in my fridge. and you know activia isn't just for minor digestive issues. exactly, it's also important for my overall well being because it helps regulate my digestive system. and when you feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside! whether at work, with friends, on a special night, or just enjoying an activia. shine from the inside out with activia. ♪ dannon >>> big shake-up in the senate in 2014. geraldo in, scott brown out. the bi
. it was probably a mistake. he wanted i am sure to show the appear ranges of activity while the economy has remained langwith for these years. we had a deep recession and sputtering and at that time the president wanted to show he cared. he created a blue ribbon commission. how come you are not meeting with them more. when will was the last time you met with them. why don't you talk to these people why don't you worry about jobs. at the closure it's embarrassing with such high unemployment, 23, 24 million people in the wrong situation just not the optics are bad. >> their mission was in the president's view an important one. a lot of people look at this as one, when president obama had a background he never ran a company and never worked for a company. he was a community organize he were and worked at a law firm. didn't work in business. so this was a way in which he would have outreach directly to the business community about their concerns and help guide his agenda toward creating more jobs. he barely met with them and now it's done, chris. is this not just an invitation for more criticis
had ended eventually, they will be right. if you keep predicting doom, sooner or later the economy will fall into recession and you will be right. the problem comes into timing. into what could potentially go wrong and how soon that could happen and how pervasive the weakness will be. certainly, you look at what the federal reserve was saying or what the treasury was saying at the time prior to the financial crisis. you know, the question is, do they mislead people? did they have a forecast that was contrary to what was prevailing? those are the questions that need to be answered. forecasting is hazardous. particularly, when it involves predictions about the future. mark twain said that. i do not know that, i do not know that you can make that a crime. connell: we rate every deal. we will see what eric holder has to say in a couple minutes. thank you for coming on. we will talk to you soon. dagen: somebody bought that and they turned blind eye to actually looking at securities in the portfolio. connell: it was was a messy time. dagen: barclays setting up a rainy day fund. more than
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reports, 157,000 jobs were added to the economy, but the way wall street sees it, it came in soft. wall street is looking at it at a more broader view, and they are looking at the momentum from november and december, and you are seeing a stronger trend continue, so that's good news obviously. but then again there has been an underlying optimism already in the market, and that's being fueled by the federal reserve. and that's buying up mortgage backed treasury and securities, and that's driving interest rates lower so the best game in town as far as investors see it to make money is here in the stock market, and it's driving investors to the stock market. and what moved the needle, it was the jobs number, and how the next milestone for the dow will be the all-time high, and first we will see if it can hold at 14000 at the close, and then we will see what happens. >> how much confidence do we have in this rally? >> some say not much, and others say stocks are making a comeback and the economy is doing that as well. one well known economist talks about this, and here is what he had to say.
, the budget was lower than when he came in. that is the story now. how did he do that? did the economy grow a lot? unemployment was below 5%. the budget was balanced because of his own parsimony. how did he manage to make the budget go lower? how did that help the economy? it was a lot, he got the government out of the way of the economy. >> the life of the 30th president of the united states, "coolidge," on sunday, 8:00, on q&a. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we are back with congressman mcdermott, the ranking democrat on the house subcommittee. let me read to you from "the national journal bailey," and what they had to say about sequestration -- national journal daily," and what they had to say about sequestration. host: true, accurate reporting? caller: -- guest: as far as what i can tell, that is exactly what is happening. unfortunately for the american people, the leadership on the republican side is still acting as though the election never occurred. they have got to except that the people have said that they once what obama is doing. they reelected him overwhelmingly. and t
economy is continuing to contract. >> the german chancellor warmly welcome the spanish premier, a change of pace for the prime minister facing the problems at home. he traveled to berlin wristbands that the. ever deeper into-- he traveled to berlin with spain even deeper into the concession. >> i reiterated once again that we're full of respect for the reforms implemented in spain. >> he touted his government's financial policies pointed out that as a spending has been reduced and ailing financial institutions have been restructured. he predicts the reforms will reflected in unemployment numbers and he intends to finish the job. >> as i already said saturday, i am just as courageous, convinced, strong, and determined as i was when i took office to solve the worst spanish crisis in 30 years. >> both governments are desperate to bring the crisis under control. they want to excel britney eurozone and the eu's political and economic integration. >> our political correspondent is following this and we go live to our parliamentary studios. all parties concerned about corruption in spain likely
predicted it could harm the economy if the cuts are allowed to kick in. instead of working together to do something about it they resorted to the blame game a month before the deadline. republicans may be the party of spending cuts but on monday house speaker john boehner insisted the looming sequester was the president's idea. >> the president first proposed this sequester in 2011 and insisted that it be part of the debt limit agreement. >> reporter: unless congress acts the package of cuts worth $1.2 trillion will start to kick in march 1st, taking a $55 billion bite out of this year's defense budget and $27 billion from domestic discretionary spending. according to the congressional budget office more than 1 million jobs are at risk. defense secretary leon panetta had this warning. >> we are going to weaken the united states and make it much more difficult to respond to the crisis in europe. >> reporter: the cuts were designed to be so painful they would force congress to come one a smarter way to trim the deficit instead but it didn't happen. house republicans
the board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. it will stay that way as long as there aren't anymore self- inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> last year, congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1, and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed to march 1. head off a hit to the fragile economy and work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give them a chance to come up with this budget instead of making cuts now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> the president continues to push an approach that includes spending cuts, but house speaker, john boehner, says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month feels the same. high unemployment, a rise in our prizes and more debt for our kids and grandkids. >> he does not want another tech rare fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there's no long-term
to the economy and republicans pushing for border security and that both sides should take their time to provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants curaren'tly in the u.s. >> and that is not about being in a hurry but trying to get it right. on behalf of the american people, and those who are suffering under an immigration system that and the work very well for anybody. >> both the house and senate curaren'tly drafting their own immigration bills, the president preparing to deliver his proposal next week. >>> president obama made his first trip as president to israel in the spring. while in the region, at least he will, he will visit the west bank and jordan. analysts say the president's trip could offer an opportunity to repair a strained relationship with the prime minister and the possibility for a breakthrough in the stalled negotiations between israelys and the palestinians. >>> the first bipartisan house bill to combat gun trafficking was announced today. the gun prevention act of 2013 makes firearms trafficking a federal crime and will impose stronger penalties
the economy as shrunk slightly in the fourth uarter of 2012, presidenn obama says the recovvry issshowwng signn & of growth. the president sat down with c-b-s' scott pelley forrannexccusive innerview aheaddof the superr -3 bowl.marianne rafferty hassmore. 3 ooama says: "housing is 3 going strong, car sales are uu. the truth is overall here were a lottof ositive signs eeonomy is taking a step forward, but some economisss say ii's on a slow path. -3 some say one offthe things polding up progress is folkss in washinggon. president obama is ccaling on lawmakers toowork together on a balanced approach to reduce the deficit and promote economii growth. but continued gridlock may pmpact a deal.dowd: republicans are unwilling to let's ddficit spend in order 3&&pare unwilliig to address -3 government ssending, so they -3 deficit spend, both sides, wwich iswhy the country does not rust washington. -& while thh wwite house and 3 fiscal cciff, the eal alss deferred auuomaticcspending cuts to the beginning of march. congress is still s
a living. often they do that in the shadow economy, a place where employers may offer them less than the minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. when that happens, it's not as bad for them, it's bad for the entire economy, because all the businesses that are trying to do the right thing that are hiring people legally, paying a decent wage, following the rules, they are the ones to suffer. they have got to compete against companies that are breaking the rules. the wages and working conditions of american workers are threatened as well. if we are truly committed to strengthening our middle-class and providing more ladders of opportunity to those who are willing to work hard to make it into the middle class, we've got to fix the system. we have to make sure that every business and every worker in america is pulling by the same set of rules. we have to bring in the shadow economy into the light so that everybody is held accountable. the businesses and the immigrants getting on the right side of the law. common sense. that's why we need comprehensive immigration reform.
hurt the economy if they kick in as scheduled march 1. the president is proposing the smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to come up with billions in spending cuts as a short-term fix to stop massive automatic across-the- board cuts set to take effect in less than a month. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. the president continued to push an approach that includes more tax revenue along with spen
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